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Delayed period, bloating, cramps, acne & breast tenderness. HPT -ve. Took MDMA. MDMA effects?

Hello. My period is now five days late and I am incredibly nervous. I have taken the pregnancy test twice now and it has been negative. I am irritable, bloated, gaining weight, constipated, cramping, experiencing breast tenderness, and have acne breakouts on my face. I also have strange food cravings . Normally these are all the symptoms I get before my periods. I have horrible PMS and am incredibly emotional. A couple of weeks ago I experimented with some friends and took MDMA. A mistake I know, considering I have depression and had a very bad post MDMA come down. Not something I want to experience again. I am taking 5-HTP for the depression but I am assuming the reason my period is late is because MDMA releases chemicals into my system that post pone my menstrual cycle? Is this accurate? Please don t judge me for my mistake of taking MDMA. I now know it was a bad decision and do not need to be lectured. My post MDMA experience has made me never want to do it or any other drugs again.
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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hi. You do not say how old you are. Or if you have ever skipped before. It's not unusual that in times of stress to skip the menses. During finals women often skip periods because of pulling all nighters. Shiftworker's also have this problem. The natural cycle can be disrupted. I am sorry that you had a bad experience with depression. People who are depression, as your found out, often have a worse time with PMS and also don't tolerate the after effects of mood altering substances including legal ones like alcohol.
I do not think it is the MDMA itself but the fact that you are so stressed about it which may be contributing to your skipped or late cycle. If it persists in being irregular it will be time to see the doctor and have your thyroid function and prolactin levels checked by simple blood tests. Otherwise I wouldn't worry too much about it and as your life normalizes so should your cycle. Feel better soon.
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